Category: The Writer’s Life

Finding TIME: Five Simple Ways to Finish a Book

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Finding time has always been a challenge. While the modern world keeps promising to help us with this ‘finding time’ thing…it’s ALL LIES.

Writer’s Block: Is It Laziness or a Critical Part of Being a Longtime Author?

Writer’s block can be a lot like those warning lights on our car’s dashboard. Sure, we could keep driving if there is a CHECK ENGINE light. We can keep going with a LOW FUEL light, or CHECK OIL light. It IS an option.

The Writer’s Journey: From Total Newbie to the Joy of Mastery

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Mastery is peculiar in that spectators see whatever the professional does as ‘easy.’ Masters rarely seem to even break a sweat, whether they’re dancers, authors, or entrepreneurs. What they do seems so natural that it’s easy for us to be fooled into believing we could do the same right off the bat.

Self-Discipline: Can’t Someone Else Just Do This FOR Us?

Self-discipline usually is one of those terms most people use in January when hastily scribbling out New Year’s Resolutions. Of course, that was before 2020 came along and tore a hole in the space-time continuum.

Five Holiday Challenges Only Writers Will Understand

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While the holidays are hard on everyone, they pose a unique set of challenges for writers. We have to back away from the keyboard, put on pants, and remember what it is to mingle among humankind…or mostly why we don’t.